Roy Makaay
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"Rudolphus "Roy" Antonius Makaay" is a retired Dutch Association football/footballer who played as a centre-forward. He was known for his goal-scoring ability as a result of his "aerial prowess and quick drives to the net where he can put the ball away with either foot."

He began his career at Vitesse Arnhem/Vitesse and CD Tenerife/Tenerife before moving to Deportivo de La Coruña in 1999 and helping the side to their first La Liga title in his first season there. He also won the Copa del Rey in 2002 and the following season was given the European Golden Boot for a 29-goal haul. He then moved to FC Bayern Munich/Bayern Munich for a then club record €18.75 million, where he picked up the nickname Das Phantom (the phantom), for his ability to score out of nowhere, as well as Ziel Maschine (goal machine), for his consistent ability to find the back of the net. After winning two consecutive Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal doubles at Bayern, he returned to the Netherlands with Feyenoord in 2007.

A full international from 1996 to 2005, Makaay scored 6 international goals in 43 matches despite competition for a place in the national team. He competed with the Dutch side at two UEFA European Championships and the Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament/2008 Olympics.

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This was the first time that [a proper summer break] has happened for me and it is my third year with Bayern.

In the first half we played like amateurs. In the second half we played like champions.

Everything happened really quickly and I'm very happy with how things worked out.

It's a relief. We won and I finally scored. What could be better?

I had a good feeling before the game and felt I would score. My confidence was high after the first goal and I think you could see that from the way I took the third goal.

I have already spoken to him about Bayern.

We can make it but we will have to be patient. We need to score but we nearly always do. Taking risks from the kickoff is not the right option. Even a late goal will do.